I need some help picking an amp for my Buttkicker Advance setup. I have read lots of info on amps that people have used, but I am trying to figure out what would be best for my situation.
I will have a total of 8 chairs - each with a Buttkicker Advance. There will be 2 rows with 4 chairs in each row. I would like to have as much control over each unit as possible, but I also don't think it is really necessary to buy an amp for each unit. I want the amps to be rack mountable.
I am considering the Crown XLS 1500. I was thinking I could connect the BKs in parallel and put two on each channel. this would mean I could run 4 units off of each amp (2 per channel). This amp can output 300 watts per channel at 8 ohms. I have never had Buttkickers before, so I am not sure if this is enough power, or maybe even too much? I want to take full advantage of them, but I don't want to go overboard. Would the XLS 1000 be just as good at 215 watts per channel? I am just not sure how much power to look for.
Also, if I run 4 units per amp (2 per channel), will I have control over each pair, or will I only be able to control the entire row of 4?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.